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Otto2005s60
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When to replace the timing belt

Post by Otto2005s60 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:17 am

Hello again,

Just finished replacing the driver's side axle shaft/cv joints, struts, strut mounts and spring seats. I was going to replace the passenger axle but someone, probably the dealership I bought it from had apparently just changed out one side. I want to thank all who posted about the axle change out procedures and note that it was easier than changing the spring seats for me. Thanks to those who posted pictures.

On to my new question. I found that I have an oil leak on the front of the motor. I have not pulled the covers off and done a cleaning to determine the culprit, but it does have 123,000 miles on it. Thus my question, how long do timing belts, tensionors, and water pumps generally last on the 2.5 liter turbos? If I am looking at having to replace one seal I will probably replace them all (save the rear main, I am not a masochist), and if I am going to do that, then a new water pump, tensionors and timing belt will go on too. The leak is not bad for now, so I might live with it for a while before doing the front reseal/timing belt change out.

I appreciate anyones advice on this,

Otto
P.S.-One more question. Posts on front end problems have given me a good idea of what to expect, watch out for and replace, but I have not seen enough to get an idea of when problems start occuring with the rear suspension. Would apprciate comments on that as well.
Otto - If at first you don't succeed...skydiving is not for you!!!

otis44
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by otis44 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:01 am

Timing belt interval is at 105k so you are due. As you mentioned change the tensioner and idler as well, they are as likely to fail as the belt itself breaking with age. The water pump is not a high failure item, but while you're in there you might as well put a new one on. In regards to the seals, I generally don't have them changed unless they are leaking. I've never had much problem with the rear suspension on these cars, your struts obviously will be shot at some point if you keep the car long enough and I've had to change an endlink or two on the rear but basically no major issues there that I have found.

Volvos rock3
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by Volvos rock3 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:05 am

The dealer recommended 80k for the timing belt, the scheduled is 105k, I changed mine at 90k and it was pretty well worn, starting to crack, etc.
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by JRL » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:27 am

105K or SEVEN YEARS
2000 V70R Black, 141,000 miles (Wife's R, but she won't let me sell it)!
2007 V70 2.5T White/Oak 109,000 MILES. Polestar tune, IPD bars, rear spoiler, dark grey Thors, DWS 06, HU850, sub.

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randyman
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by randyman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:45 am

Absolutely! i postponed due to things going on in life and did mine at 120,000 or so. I could have rapped the old one around twice! Don't wait!

lexluther
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by lexluther » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:01 am

I've checked everywhere and both dealer and independent Volvo only shop said 100k or 10yrs. With that note I have 13k miles and 11 yrs on my car and belt looks fine no wear marks no discoloration etc. But why take the risk although the engine is not zero interference it can take 2-3 teeth off the alignment it will however bend valves with a belt failure. I also have rear cam seal seepage not sure whats going on in the front seals. I would change the belt its one of those piece of mind deals and if it goes wrong its goes horribly wrong pros outweighs the cons. Independent quoted me 1200 for the job but I'm sure he's way off base as 700 was the labor part and rest parts.

zooplane
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by zooplane » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:56 am

i have 97k on an 2003 V70 non turbo... time?

jda2000
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by jda2000 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:04 am

zooplane wrote:i have 97k on an 2003 V70 non turbo... time?
yes,

but will be much better if you sell the car now before this expense and get yourself the 2.5T or T5 wagon you want :D

jjaV70T
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by jjaV70T » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:32 pm

lexluther wrote:I've checked everywhere and both dealer and independent Volvo only shop said 100k or 10yrs. With that note I have 13k miles and 11 yrs on my car and belt looks fine no wear marks no discoloration etc. But why take the risk although the engine is not zero interference it can take 2-3 teeth off the alignment it will however bend valves with a belt failure. I also have rear cam seal seepage not sure whats going on in the front seals. I would change the belt its one of those piece of mind deals and if it goes wrong its goes horribly wrong pros outweighs the cons. Independent quoted me 1200 for the job but I'm sure he's way off base as 700 was the labor part and rest parts.

The bearings can go bad and seize,,,or the belt can unravel..
I bought a T-Belt kit [Volvo from FCP, for 115.00,
dealer, 850, no w/p..
, I will check for bearing play, before I replace the W/P, imho..
..john
.2003, V-70,. 2.4T, 101,100K..
.1985, 245T,.sold at 280K....
.1974, 145, sold at 250K....

JRL
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Re: When to replace the timing belt

Post by JRL » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:47 pm

zooplane wrote:i have 97k on an 2003 V70 non turbo... time?
uh yeah!
2000 V70R Black, 141,000 miles (Wife's R, but she won't let me sell it)!
2007 V70 2.5T White/Oak 109,000 MILES. Polestar tune, IPD bars, rear spoiler, dark grey Thors, DWS 06, HU850, sub.

Contact info for purchases: jrl1194 (at) aol (dot) com

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